Family of Slain Toddler Says No to Oakland Curfew, Gang Injunction

By Erika Okano
|  Thursday, Aug 18, 2011  |  Updated 6:54 AM PDT
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Family of Slain Toddler Says No to Oakland Curfew, Gang Injunction

An image of Carlos Fernandez Nava who was killed in a drive by shooting in Oakland.

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Relatives of the East Bay toddler caught in the crossfire of a gang shooting say they are not in support of calls to expand a gang injunction and impose a citywide curfew for teens.

Three-year-old Carlos Nava's cousin told the San Jose Mercury News restrictive measures would not have saved the young boy's life. He says the community needs to step up and demand the resources, education and social programs needed to keep Oakland safe.

Police say Carlos was killed in a drive-by shooting, but he was not the target. They think the shooting was gang-related and two men nearby who were wounded were the intended targets.

At a funeral service on Tuesday, Oakland Councilman Ignacio De La Fuente called for action, saying the city needed to expand its gang injunction and impose a curfew.

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